Merry Christmas!

Saturday, 24 December 2016 - 21:08 UTC

Merry Christmas!

The coronal hole solar wind stream is subsiding and our Sun has gone to sleep. No sunspot groups are currently visible on the earth-facing solar disk. That means we are in for some quiet space weather in the foreseeable future.

While we wait for more interesting space weather we like to wish all of our visitors a Merry Christmas! Please enjoy this realtime footage of an aurora display over Kiruna (Sweden) on 4 October of this year. Happy holidays!

Current data suggest that it is not possible to see aurora now at middle latitudes
The solar wind speed is currently moderately high (687.3 km/sec.)

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Auroral activity Minor Severe
High latitude 30% 50%
Middle latitude 10% 1%
Predicted Kp max 5
Solar activity
M-class solar flare 15%
X-class solar flare 1%
M1.1 C1.8 B6.6 C2.9 B6.1 C1.0
Moon phase
Waning Crescent

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